United Way Searches For Hometown Heroes

MILLTOWN—The United Way of Central Jersey is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers who have shown extraordinary dedication and creativity in helping their neighbors and community to honor as Hometown Heroes.

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 27. Awardees who most exemplify the true meaning of volunteerism will be announced on April 21, at Hess Corporate Center on Route 1 in Edison.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and can be nominated as an individual or as a group. Recognition is given in the following categories:

  • Student Volunteer (grades K-8) and (grades 9-12)
  • Student Volunteer Group (grades K-12)
  • Individual Adult Volunteer
  • Adult Volunteer Group
  • Individual College Volunteer
  • College Volunteer Group
  • Family Volunteer Group (must be 2 or more people from the same family)

Hometown Heroes celebrates the actions of local folks who pursue their interests and volunteer in their community. United Way of Central Jersey’s Volunteer Center actively recruits community volunteers and also serves as coordinator for all Middlesex County organizations that need volunteers. The Center has an online database of volunteer opportunities available to the public. United Way also arranges “Days of Action” for corporate partners and members of the community.

For information on volunteering, visit United Way’s web site at www.uwcj.org or call Elise Mannella at (732) 247-3727 X11.

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